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D&FI Senior Manager (Forensics)

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Job Title: D&FI Senior Manager (Forensics)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Contact Name: Chantalle Puttnam
Contact Email: cputtnam@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

About The Role

A career in the company’s Investigations and Intelligence practice, within Forensic Accounting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help clients understand where they might have vulnerabilities and develop solutions to manage the risks involved. The firm’s prevents, responds to and remediates a wide range of business threats, risks and complex issues.

The team helps organisations gain clarity and confidence in fraud investigations by offering clients and their counsel strategic advice and advanced forensic technology. As part of the team, you’ll help to collect and analyse evidence, locate witnesses, conduct interviews, perform computer forensics, and gather intelligence.

Senior Managers in Forensic Services help lead projects and work alongside clients in crisis. They apply cutting edge techniques to solve complex problems and manage effective delivery of projects within any defined budget parameters. You will be working in teams of varying sizes under the supervision of a Director or Partner. You will be a key point of contact for client staff, developing project strategy, identifying risks, developing budgets and ensuring costs are monitored, preparing drafts of reporting/deliverable and leading meetings with senior client stakeholders. You will oversee and review the work of other staff and regularly report to Directors, Partners and your clients on progress and findings.

Outside of project work, you will help the Partners and Directors to develop relationships and opportunities with target clients, intermediaries (typically law firms) and colleagues in other business units or locations. You will have a particular focus on developing connections with corporate clients based in the ‘London Region’.

There is often a requirement to travel so you will need to be flexible with regards to your working location.

 

Key Responsibilities

As a Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for  clients

  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team

  • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of clients and quality criteria

  • Train, coach, and supervise team members

  • Managing and delivering a portfolio of assignments, including producing documentation and reports, and quality assuring the work produced by junior team members.

  • Maintaining a robust and broad understanding of key business and industry trends, and understanding how they impact responses to crises.

  • Championing the delivery of the highest quality services to  clients, and actively managing and mentoring junior team members to do the same, while managing the risks to the firm.

  • Expanding your own personal network both within and outside the firm, using it to create new relationships both for yourself and others.

  • Establishing credibility by demonstrating deep subject matter knowledge of Forensic Services.

  • Supporting other Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in developing client proposals and winning new work.

  • Contributing to the financial and operational management of the practice.

  • Driving the development of toolkits, methodologies and accelerators.

  • Developing thought leadership and contributing constructive views as to the direction of the practice.

  • Helping retain and develop other team members.

 

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • University graduate with a 2 1 degree or equivalent.

  • Qualified ACA/ICAS/CPA (or equivalent Accountancy qualification) and with experience working in a large professional services firm.

  • Experience of leading forensic investigations into fraud, corruption or other forms of misconduct.

  • Experience of working independently and leading and reviewing the work of other team members.

  • An articulate and confident communicator, both orally and written. Experience of drafting final versions of formal forensic reports.

  • The ability to interrogate company information (such as accounting records, operational records or industry data).

  • Experience of applying current forensic technology (Relativity, Brainspace, NUIX, or similar).

  • Professional curiosity.

  • Strong logical reasoning, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

  • The ability to integrate well into teams, combined with a willingness to share knowledge and coach others.

  • The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Tableau and other data analytics tools.

  • Proficient in the use of reporting and presentation software (Word, PowerPoint).

  • Native/fluent English speaker.

 

Desirable

  • A network of contacts within the ‘London Region’.

  • Additional Languages languages.

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